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Kids These Days: Courageous Conversations By Teens About Teens.

Kids These Days: Courageous Conversations By Teens About Teens.

It is what it is, but it is not what it seems to be. During this past season, perhaps some of you have felt mental and emotional uncertainty and unrest. It seems that everything that could be shaken was shaking, where noise, angry noise, appears to be drowning out laughter and love. I am describing what I felt from an adult perspective, someone who has known challenge and loss and fear, and somehow with the help of faith and time and supportive friends, I recovered, I healed. I was blessed. But what about the children, the next generations? How do…
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This is Us: Featuring Karyn A. Temple, Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association

This is Us: Featuring Karyn A. Temple, Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association

Question: Who fights to recognize the power of our stories, reward creators, and allows the industry to produce, distribute, and protect creative content that audiences love? Answer: The Motion Picture Association; the leading advocate of the film, television, and streaming industry around the world. Their members are Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Brothers. “Free speech empowers creators to entertain and inform, to challenge and inspire. Copyright ensures creators can benefit from their works and protects against piracy. Combined, these fundamental rights enable creators to thrive and bring great stories to global audiences. Combined, these fundamental rights enable creators…
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Voices from the Future. Meet the Praise Warriors and Script Hop 101!

Voices from the Future. Meet the Praise Warriors and Script Hop 101!

The recent challenging cultural and societal circumstances have forced my heart to turn to our future and ask the question, “What About the Children…and those who love them”. The children are both our future and our now. What they see us do, what they hear us say, shapes who they become. To give the question a platform, Frankly Speaking, has been highlighting stories where young people speak for themselves through their testimonies, their gifts, conversations with peers, siblings, and parents. The outcome has created a dramatic landscape that is entertaining, creative, courageous, and inspiring.  I title these stories “Voices from…
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What About the Children? Dr. Roz, Child and Family Therapist, Considers Their LandscapeToday

What About the Children? Dr. Roz, Child and Family Therapist, Considers Their LandscapeToday

The challenge for all of us today is to be a lighthouse in the next generation’s lives. In this season of intense uncertainty and unrest, be on the lookout for lost souls. Be alert to those who may be in need and have nowhere to go or no way to get there. Be sensitive to children who find themselves left out, leftover, or left behind. Be a lighthouse to a child. Show children protection and guidance. You don’t have to say much; just let the child know you are there should the need arise. Roselyn V. Baker-Black, affectionately known as…
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Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service Featuring Ambreen Rizvi, President of Tysons Rotary Club District 7610

Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service Featuring Ambreen Rizvi, President of Tysons Rotary Club District 7610

What comes to mind when you hear the words, ” compassion without borders”? For global citizen, civic leader, local non-profit CEO, mother, and president of Tysons Rotary Club, Ambreen Rizvi, it is her life’s strategy. Ambreen embodies Rotary International’s motto, Service Above Self. She is a woman of action who has the gift of intellect, a servants’ heart, and determination to get the job done. Both Rotary International and Ambreen are examples of how a person living in Northern Virginia can make a huge impact globally through service. Ambreen’s story began in Pakistan, continued in Paris, and exciting new chapters…
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The Face of Homelessness With Tom Barnett, Director of Fairfax County Office To Prevent And End Homelessness

The Face of Homelessness With Tom Barnett, Director of Fairfax County Office To Prevent And End Homelessness

According to one estimate, nearly 570,000 people nationwide were homeless on a night in 2019. It is estimated that over 3,000 people sleep outside every night in Seattle. By Associated Press, Wire Service Content April 10, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Man Sentenced 4 Years for Poisoning 8 California Homeless People, By Associated Press, Wire Service Content April 9, 2021, at 9:48 p.m. No Address, No ID, and Struggling to Get Their Stimulus Checks. LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is easy to walk past the homeless, to disregard the guy lying on the street, or ignore the woman standing at an intersection holding a handwritten…
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Voices From The Future: Theo And Ezra Poulin Engage “Brother To Brother”

Voices From The Future: Theo And Ezra Poulin Engage "Brother To Brother"

Meet Grand Prize Winner of C-SPAN’s 2021 StudentCam Documentary Competition. Theo Poulin, 9th grade, Williamsville South High School, Williamsville, NY. Theo created the winning documentary title: “Trust Fall”. “In a year truly like no other, we received documentaries from over 2,300 students representing 43 states and Washington, DC, Singapore, and Pakistan. Students were asked to create a 5-6-minute-long video exploring the issue they most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.” [1] Hear Theo’s story about his passion for film making which began in the 5th grade. You will be encouraged that our future is securely planted with…
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Women’s History Month Celebrates Michelle Obama

Women's History Month Celebrates Michelle Obama

It’s March, National Women’s History Month when we intentionally recognize the ongoing great contributions women have made to our nation. Frankly Speaking with Tyra G is celebrating this month with a twist. We are looking at phenomenal women and how we embrace and manage our universal experiences, our rainbows and clouds, and our courage and resolve. We are a journey, not a destination; a process, not an event. Even when we are still, we are motion; loving, serving, nurturing, encouraging, and empowering. We are love and love does. But sometimes, sometimes we get stuck between our no longer the familiar,…
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Women’s History Month Celebrates Nikki Giovanni, Poet Extraordinaire

Women’s History Month Celebrates Nikki Giovanni, Poet Extraordinaire

In her own words, “We had music growing up, 78RPM’s that evolved into 45RPM’s and, always, the radio.  The radio in my day, Black and white, played everything.  Gospel Spirituals, even some opera when Leontyne Price came along.  You could listen to R & B late at night or you could go to the other station and listen to popular music.  There was also jazz if the wind was right.  I feel so sorry for the kids who only hear one kind of music.  Where do your dreams come from? My dream was not to publish or to even be…
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Women’s History Month Celebrates the Fact That Truth is of No Color

Women's History Month Celebrates the Fact That Truth is of No Color

 “The 19th Amendment had first been introduced in Congress in 1871. But Congress’ unwillingness to pass it meant women could only vote in states that had passed woman’s suffrage laws. By 1919 that had come to include 27 states, but not New Hampshire. Granite state women would have to wait for the state of Tennessee to become the 36th state to pass the 19th Amendment before they could vote for President in 1920.”[1]And there is so much more to do! Join me in a fascinating, energizing, educational, and empowering discussion about how African American women participated in the battle to…
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